The Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN)

The Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN: is a knowledge exchange hub for a global community of mental health stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, service users, donors, and policy makers, working together to share innovative resources and ideas to promote mental health and support scale-up of mental health services.

MHIN hosts a growing database of over 150 innovative projects from around the world, as well as a repository of resources ranging from training manuals for specific interventions to the latest systematic reviews. The site also features a community area where our 4000+ members can network through blogs, podcasts, webinars, and discussion forums.

A small team of MHIN staff help to curate what is shared on the site and promote key resources and information through social media like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The MHIN team and collaborators also produce original MHIN resources in response to member needs.


Knowledge synthesis: To share learning and expertise by collating and synthesizing information and ideas related to the development, content, evaluation and scale up of global mental health innovations

Knowledge exchange: To facilitate the scale up of innovations through the provision of appropriately packaged information and its timely transfer to relevant stakeholders

There is a growing commitment within the global mental health community to develop, test and scale up innovations aimed at the promotion of mental health and the prevention and treatment of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. MHIN aims to nurture this commitment and accelerate progress toward implementation of innovations with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people with these disorders.